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New Pollution Policy will be implemented soon in Bihar

  • 10 Jun 2023
  • 3 min read

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According to information received from the media on 7 June 2023, a new pollution policy will be implemented in Bihar to make carbon emissions zero in the next 40 years, which aims to improve the environment.

Key Points:

  • The new pollution policy is likely to be implemented in the state in the next four-five months. It may or may not be easily understood by the common man, but its purpose is to benefit the state, the country and the world in general and in particular. It will also benefit animals, birds and natural components including humans.
  • The implementation of this policy will also help in the success of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's dream project Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Abhiyan.
  • According to sources, a study is being done for the new pollution policy by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) along with its associate organizations. Its report is likely to come in the next few days. On the basis of this report, a draft of the new policy will be prepared and implemented after the approval of the State Council of Ministers.
  • In this new policy to be implemented in the state, an action plan will be prepared for the next 30-40 years. The work to be done every year will be decided in this action plan. In this way, by working every year, for the next 30-40 years, the target of making carbon emissions zero in the state will be worked upon.
  • The main topics to be included in the action plan will be changes in electricity production or purchase, industry, transportation, things consumed by common people, food and drink, shopping lifestyle etc. in the state.
  • Arvind Chaudhary, Principal Secretary, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Department said that a blueprint will be prepared regarding low carbon emissions. In this, an action plan is being prepared for every year.
  • The policy will determine the share of renewable energy in power procurement in the state. How electric and CNG-driven vehicles will be replaced by petrol and diesel vehicles. What kind of incentive will be given to the private party to encourage it.

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